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La Maiella Apartments

  • Price based on 7 nights
  • Car Hire
* Self-Catering Property in Loreto Aprutino, Abruzzo
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  • Price based on 7 nights
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Hidden bolthole, stunning views, pool, simple apartments & rooms, and the best food ever. Mario & La Maiella’s food are huge hits with clients.A real agriturismo.

Halfway (approx 7km) between Loreto Aprutino, and Penne, the traditional agritourist farm of La Maiella is not far from civilisation, yet feels a world away. Down a long driveway, it seems like a hidden corner of Abruzzo, tucked away amongst rolling countryside and with beautiful views, over the wooded hillside, towards the high Maiella Mountains and the Grand Sasso. The sea is about half an hour away.

The 26 hectare farm, with 11 hectares of woods, grows kiwi, cereals, olives and grapes. La Maiella rears chickens, ducks, turkeys and rabbits. Food and wine is mostly organically produced, and Mario’s mother will happily cater for vegetarian and gluten-free diets (in fact, she has a few secrets up her sleeve if you avoid gluten, but love pasta and pizza!).

The smiling Mario, his wife Gabriella, his mother and the rest of the family, including some very large, docile dogs, give a special kind of welcome. Mario loves Abruzzo with a passion and happily helps guests plan their trips and days out. At La Maiella, you are not just guests, but friends, who receive the very best of welcomes, often dining with Mario and family, sampling the genuine and time-honoured recipes of the region, with some secrets thrown in. Their hospitality is complete.

La Maiella’s sunny yellow farmhouse is quite gracious, standing amongst well-tended lawns and more natural landscape. Accommodation, in the main house, in chalet style buildings in the grounds, or in converted farm buildings, is simple and unsophisticated, but tasteful – perfectly suited to its rustic environment. There is a lounge/games/TV/reading room and a brick-vaulted dining room. The swimming pool, on a sunny terrace, is absolutely beautiful and really makes the most of this stunning location.

A rural setting such as this is difficult to beat. If you love natural surroundings, fantastic food, really great wine and supreme hospitality, a holiday at La Maiella is always a treat.

Review

“Being vegetarian and being presented with such an array of most wonderful home cooked dishes was absolutely fantastic. The meals for both vegetarians and meat eaters cannot be praised enough. ” Judith & Steven, Taunton
“The food, even if we weren’t exactly sure what we had ordered, was delicious – lovely pasta and vegetables in particular, and as for the tiramisu….As my husband Pete said (who needed convincing when I suggested agritourism!) the bar has been raised again. All in all, another great holiday; fabulous scenery, wonderful weather, and excellent places to stay. Thank you Long Travel! ” Helen and Pete, Leicester
“All in all we have had a superb holiday and are desperate to return. Thanks to you all for a GREAT two weeks. ” June, David and Billy, Monaco
“We enjoyed this holiday very much. Great place to stay with a lovely pool, in a lovely area, and plenty of things for the children to do. It was great to be able to pick fresh fruit and vegetables for our own use from the vegetable garden. ” Philip, BARNET
“What can we say-we just loved it! The owner and his team were fantastic – food was fabulous and the company excellent. The dogs and cats were a welcome addition to the experience for us animal lovers! ” Michael & Judith, Hexham
“This was a great location for a family holiday – the animals kept the children entertained. Food wonderful! ” Jane, Staines
“The food was delicious and Nonna (who cooked) was lovely. She takes great pride in her work. We spent enjoyable evenings sitting at the long table on the terrace eating lovely food and drinking tasty local wine and chatting under the stars. Thank you again for your recommendation, we thoroughly enjoyed Abruzzo. Look forward to next year’s brochure. ” Judy, Solihull
Steve Bleach wrote for The Sunday Times, “….this isolated agriturismo outpost goes down a storm with kids. It’s family heaven. When you’re bored of cooking, the owner’s mother will serve up sensational dinners using produce from the 26-hectare farm, together with locally-sourced organic ingredients. “

 

Price/Offers

*Offers subject to availability and terms and conditions.

January

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February

  • Was £1,150
  • From £1,150

March

  • Was £1,150
  • From £1,150

April

  • Was £1,150
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May

  • Was £1,150
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June

  • Was £1,150
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July

  • Was £1,290
  • From £1,290

August

  • Was £1,150
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September

  • Was £1,150
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October

  • Was £1,150
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November

  • Was £1,150
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December

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All prices are ‘from prices’ and can fluctuate during each month. All prices are subject to change/amendment. Prices stated are per week, based on up to 4 people sharing, and include car hire. Flights can also be booked, allowing you to benefit from our ATOL protection.

Whilst weekly prices are shown, our holidays are tailor made and individual nights can be booked at many of our properties. Please call us or use the Enquire Now button above for our latest prices & availability.

Features

  • 10 apartments & 2 rooms
  • Two bedroomed apartments have dishwashers
  • Air conditioning in some apartments on meter
  • Swimming pool May to October, earlier and later, weather permitting
  • Wi-Fi in the main building free of charge
  • Free mountain bikes to borrow
  • Breakfast €6 per person, payable locally
  • Self-catering guests are welcome to book meals in the restaurant, €30 per adult, 0-3 yrs free, 3-6 yrs €10, 6 –12yrs €15, payable locally
  • Restaurant closed on Sunday & Wednesday evenings, 15th August and 1 November – 31 March
  • Dinner includes half a litre of local wine, per couple. Other wines, payable locally
  • Weekly clean and change of linen & towels included
  • Cookery courses, payable locally

Rooms

La Maiella’s sunny yellow farmhouse is quite gracious, standing amongst well-tended lawns and natural landscape. Accommodation, in the main house, in chalet style buildings in the grounds, or in converted farm buildings, is simple and unsophisticated, but tasteful – perfectly suited to its rustic environment.

Rosina (sleeps 2/3)

Outside the main house, with double/twin bedroom; shower room; living/dining room with simple kitchen corner; possibility of extra bed. Air-conditioning, on a meter, payable locally.

Neole & Stella (each sleeps 4/5)

Both have one double bedroom; one twin bedroom; two shower rooms; kitchen/dining room; Neole is inside the main house, a little dated, but quite charming and with a big kitchen. Stella is outside, with a small verandah and air-conditioning, on a meter, payable locally.

Sole & Nonna (each sleeps 2/4);
Luna (sleeps 2/3)

In the main house, each has double bedroom; shower room; dining room with simple kitchen corner: possibility of extra beds/sofa-bed. All with independent entrances.

Girasole, Pero, Mimosa & Podere (sleep 4/5)

Girasole and Pero are outside the main house, with one double bedroom; one twin bedroom; two shower rooms; kitchen/dining room, small sitting area; outside verandah with Girasole; Pero has a verandah accessed from the double bedroom; possibility of extra bed in the double room of Pero and in the living room of Girasole.

Podere (not usually one we take) is also two-bedroomed, but is on the first floor, above Girasole, with a balcony. Mimosa is really charming – quite independent, this lovely wooden building in the grounds has a very nice, modern feeling kitchen, two bedrooms (for up to 4) and has a furnished area, outside the apartment, in the garden.

Pero, Mimosa & Podere have air-conditioning, on a meter, payable locally. All of the above (except Mimosa) have working fireplaces, with wood provided, on request and free of charge.

Location

Reviews

“Being vegetarian and being presented with such an array of most wonderful home cooked dishes was absolutely fantastic. The meals for both vegetarians and meat eaters cannot be praised enough. ” Judith & Steven, Taunton
“The food, even if we weren’t exactly sure what we had ordered, was delicious – lovely pasta and vegetables in particular, and as for the tiramisu….As my husband Pete said (who needed convincing when I suggested agritourism!) the bar has been raised again. All in all, another great holiday; fabulous scenery, wonderful weather, and excellent places to stay. Thank you Long Travel! ” Helen and Pete, Leicester
“All in all we have had a superb holiday and are desperate to return. Thanks to you all for a GREAT two weeks. ” June, David and Billy, Monaco
“We enjoyed this holiday very much. Great place to stay with a lovely pool, in a lovely area, and plenty of things for the children to do. It was great to be able to pick fresh fruit and vegetables for our own use from the vegetable garden. ” Philip, BARNET
“What can we say-we just loved it! The owner and his team were fantastic – food was fabulous and the company excellent. The dogs and cats were a welcome addition to the experience for us animal lovers! ” Michael & Judith, Hexham
“This was a great location for a family holiday – the animals kept the children entertained. Food wonderful! ” Jane, Staines
“The food was delicious and Nonna (who cooked) was lovely. She takes great pride in her work. We spent enjoyable evenings sitting at the long table on the terrace eating lovely food and drinking tasty local wine and chatting under the stars. Thank you again for your recommendation, we thoroughly enjoyed Abruzzo. Look forward to next year’s brochure. ” Judy, Solihull
Steve Bleach wrote for The Sunday Times, “….this isolated agriturismo outpost goes down a storm with kids. It’s family heaven. When you’re bored of cooking, the owner’s mother will serve up sensational dinners using produce from the 26-hectare farm, together with locally-sourced organic ingredients. “

 

Extra Information

Available Board Basis
Self-catered
Nearest Airport(s)
45 mins
Nearest Town: Loreto Aprutino
Places of Interest: Penne, Maiella Mountains, Vasto, Celano
Distance to Coast: Approx. 45 minutes
Internet Access: Yes
Swimming Pool: Yes
Restaurant: Yes